Madelyn Jones, employer relations director for the Faculty of Schooling and Well being Professions, just lately received the Arkansas Affiliation of Faculties and Employers’ “President’s Award.”
Jones is serving her first time period as a director of the AACE Board. The group is made up of school relations and profession service professionals, human sources professionals, employers and workforce improvement organizations working to make sure the success of school graduates.
A nomination letter famous that Jones took on difficult committee assignments and efficiently oversaw transitioning again to an in-person convention after almost three years following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The success of this convention is a testomony to Madelyn’s consideration to element, willingness to courageous uncharted waters the place there isn’t a precedent to observe and dedication to serving AACE and the profession companies career,” the award letter famous.
Jones mentioned she feels lucky to be part of a corporation that permits for substantial networking alternatives and strengthened relationships between college profession companies and employers.
“I respect that I’ve the possibility to construct connections which are state-wide that can finally improve the profession journey for college kids and younger professionals,” she mentioned. “I’m humbled and proud to be acknowledged for the President’s Award and sit up for persevering with many extra years of service.”
Jones was named the primary director of employer relations for the Faculty of Schooling and Well being Professions in 2021. She serves because the contact for native and regional firms hoping to recruit and rent U of A college students from the school, the college’s third-largest, with greater than 6,000 college students. A lot of the school’s packages incorporate hands-on studying. Majors embody nursing, instructing, train science, athletic coaching, occupational remedy, counseling, public well being and communication issues.
Jones coordinates employer recruiting on campus and schedules employer audio system. She additionally facilitates profession occasions and trade excursions and gives coaching for employers, college and college students to extend consciousness of employment alternatives. Jones was beforehand the school’s profession counselor, helping college students with profession exploration, profession improvement and transition to their skilled careers.
Robert Ellis, who beforehand labored because the employer relations coordinator for the Profession Growth Middle, was promoted to the profession counselor position. He helps college students by reviewing resumes and canopy letters, facilitating mock interviews and helping them with constructing a constant skilled model.
Companies are invited to e mail Jones at [email protected] or name 479-575-8636. Employers and organizations who wish to get entangled within the school might fill out an curiosity kind. College students searching for profession recommendation can e mail Ellis at [email protected] or name 479-575-2933.
Concerning the Faculty of Schooling and Well being Professions: The Faculty of Schooling and Well being Professions gives superior educational levels in addition to skilled improvement alternatives and studying communities in service to the training and well being techniques of Arkansas and past. The school gives the training and experiences for quite a lot of skilled roles, starting from group psychological well being counselors to highschool academics and leaders. Packages in grownup and better training, together with instructional know-how and sport administration, provide a broad vary of choices. Along with education-related alternatives, the school prepares nurses, speech-language pathologists, well being educators and directors, recreation professionals, rehabilitation counselors and human efficiency researchers.